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The Yankles (2009)

PG-13 | | Sport | 15 November 2009 (USA)
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About Charlie Jones, a washed up, ex major league ballplayer, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team.

Director:

David R. Brooks

Writers:

David R. Brooks (co-writer), Zev Brooks (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Wimmer ... Charlie Jones
Bart Johnson ... Sledge Dixon
Don Most ... Frankie Dubs
Michael Buster Michael Buster ... Elliot
Susanne Sutchy Susanne Sutchy ... Deborah
Kenneth F. Brown ... Rabbi Meyer
Jesse Bennett Jesse Bennett ... The Rebbe
Tyler Johnson Tyler Johnson ... Elimelech
Matt Whittaker Matt Whittaker ... Eliezer
Gavin Bentley Gavin Bentley ... Pinky
Jared Shipley ... Shmulick
Mark Brocksmith ... Shneiur Zalman
K. Danor Gerald ... Malasa
Trevor Jerome Trevor Jerome ... Teshome
Nicholas Dunn Nicholas Dunn ... Yechezkel
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Storyline

The Yankles is about Charlie Jones, a professional baseball player who was released from the Los Angeles Spirits because of a drinking problem. Upon being paroled from prison after serving time for his third drunk driving conviction, Charlie endeavors to serve 192 hours mandatory community service by coaching baseball. To Charlie's dismay, however, he is shunned by mainstream society because of the controversy surrounding his early parole and prior convictions. Charlie soon discovers that the only people willing to give him a second chance are a group of Jewish, orthodox, yeshiva students who formed an upstart baseball team called The Yankles. Fortunately for Charlie, The Yankles are as desperate for a coach as he is for community service. After a rough start, Charlie finds a home with The Yankles. With Charlie's help, The Yankles strive for success on the field, while Charlie works to rebuild his reputation in society and his relationship with those whom he wronged in the past. Written by Zev Brooks

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Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Janklesi See more »

Filming Locations:

Provo, Utah, USA See more »

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Production Co:

DZB Productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Although most of the Hebrew spoken or sung was in Ashkenazic (shabbos, not Shabbat), the rabbi said one of the prayers in Sephardic (ah-doe-nigh, not ah-doe-noy). See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits we see the Yankles riding the bus, lip-synching the song Sweeter Than Kosher Wine (by Zev Brooks). See more »

Connections

References Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

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A sports comedy with heart!
31 August 2010 | by naomirubinSee all my reviews

The Yankles will make you laugh no matter what religion you practice. It is a well done film! It shows the group of Yeshiva ( Jewish Seminary) students who have not participated in organized sports in high school attempt to make in the collegiate baseball league.It makes fun of the situation not of them personally!It has you rooting for the underdog and celebrating their victories. This is a great film to take your kids to and teach them a lesson on sportsmanship! There is never a dull moment and it will keep you laughing throughout. It will be featured at many Jewish Film Festivals around the country. If comes to a venue near you do not miss the chance to see this film!


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